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, the violence that cost four americans their lives including u.s. ambassador chris stevens and abc's jon karl is standing by with this late news. jon? >> reporter: this is ahead of a major congressional hearing tomorrow into what happened in that attack on our consulate in libyament and we are hearing new details, details that we have never heard before about what went down and this is significantly different than what we were told at the time. at the time as you recall we were told it was a protest that went bad and became an attack. now we are told there was no protest going on outside that embassy. the first indication that they heard anything outside the walls of the embassy, of the consulate compound was an explosion and gunfire. they looked through a camera to see what was going on and we are told they saw a large number of armed men coming in and approaching that compound. we're told it was a very complex attack without precedent in u.s. diplomatic history, we've never seen an attack like this in libya or anywhere else we were told, by this senior state department official. so, diane,
the cable news anchor. jon stewart and bill o'reilly faceoff in rumble 2012. we'll handicap the showdown and look at how the opponents are getting ready. is stewart really prepping with colbert and a chicken? nothing would surprise me with jon stewart. >> sounds about right. >>> we're going to start with an amber alert in colorado. the fbi has joined the search for 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, last seen leaving for school yesterday morning. she never arrived. abc's clayton sandell is in colorado this morning and on this breaking story. clayton? >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. 50 police officers, including the fbi, are search right now, overnight using bloodhounds in temperatures near freezing. and still, no sign of young jessica ridgway. a desperate search under way for a 10-year-old last seen nearly 24 hours a ago. the last time anyone saw jessica was 8:30 friday morning. she left home to walk three blocks from her westminster, colorado, home to meet friends for a walk to school. a route she did every day. but she never got there. when jessica didn't show up for class, the schoo
'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is here, going head-to-head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on. >>> little debate poster up there. good morning, america. glad to have lara back. elizabeth vargas here, as well. it was a big night for the white house. president obama and mitt romney facing off in the first crucial debate in denver. overnight polls give romney the win. the question, now, will it boost him enough in those key battleground states? >> it was the most-tweeted event in social history. our political team is standing by with a full roundup of the night. and what this means for both candidates, with just 33 days to go until the final vote. >> we're closing in right now. and josh and sam, you had a special visit yesterday. robin tweeted out the first v picture since her transplant in the visit. >> sam and i went, hoping to raise her spirits. the morning after, our spirits remain raised. it was a beautiful afternoon. >> can't wait to hear more about it. >>> let's get more about the first big deba
a pivotal role in so many battles and comfortable base battles. here tonight, jon karl. >> reporter: he was a native of kansas but chose pennsylvania to be his home. after law school at yale, he settled in philadelphia, rising in the prosecutor's office to become district attorney. he took a break in 1964 to work on the warren commission, helping develop the single-bullet theory. specter was elected to the senate in 1980 where he became a fiercely even-handed centrist. he helped sink robert bork's supreme court nomination. >> judge bork i think with all respect you're putting the rabbit in your hat. >> reporter: his tough grilling of anita hill angered democrats. >> i object to that vociferously. i'm asking questions here. >> reporter: and helped lift clarence thomas to the high court. in 2009 he again infuriated republicans by supporting president obama's $800 billion stimulus bill. he lost the support of his party and became a democrat. but pennsylvania democrats didn't return the favor and he lost his bid for a sixth term in the democratic primary. specter battled cancer in 2005 and
journal." paul krugman of "the new york times." jon karl and my favorite married couple, james carville and mary matalin. the debate right now, you could not have been tougher on president obama's performance in your column yesterday. >> yeah, i thought the president barely showed. i thought "the new yorker" covered the now famous "new yorker" cover in which they had the candidate romney at a podium looking at the empty chair where mr. obama would have been, captured it all. i am very curious about what the heck happened. was it a strategic mistake on the part of the obama campaign to play it a certain way and it didn't work or were there other factors involved? to me it is a mystery and one of those delicious things that will probably be answered in the big books about 2012 but, yes, the president was bad, mitt romney was good. >> jump on this. >> this is classic obama. he really, really wants to be the president of national unity. he's always wanted to be the reconciliation candidate and his instincts always in confrontations is to not go for the jugular but for the capillary. did the
between bill o'reilly and jon stewart. we have the blow-by-blow. >> we are merely weeks from being a failed state, or even worse, greece, and the way to solve it is to kill big bird. >> it's the debate the election season is clocking in the time. >> can i have one of the cards for this? >> fox news anchor bill o'reilly -- >> adios, sinai raw, it's boring. >> he took on jon stewart in a 90-minute debate saturday night with topics ranging from funding cbs. >> give me the money back, the children's television is -- >> to texas? >> why if you take advantage of a tax break and you are a corporation, you are a smart businessman but if you take advantage of something that you need not to be hungry, you are a moocher? >> even foreign policy? >> it appears the foreign policy is to go into the middle east and buy friends. does that work? >> yeah, we can buy friends. >> i think it works. >> there are moments you will likely see in the presidential debate? >> you just begrudged -- >> this is nothing but begrudging! >> one major snafu of the night, some had difficulty streaming the debate live.
daily show's" jon stewart, in the other bill o'reilly of fox news. at times, as you can imagine, decorum went out the window, and so many people wanted to watch online last night that the server actually crashed. abc's reena ninan has the story from washington. good morning, reena. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna. they really are the odd couple. bill o'reilly versus jon stewart taking on the heavy issues of this election season with, of course, a humorous spin on it all. >> we are merely weeks from being a failed state or even worse, greece, and the way to solve it is to kill big bird. >> reporter: it's the debate this election season that is clocking in the laughs. >> drones, yes, waterboards, no. >> may i borrow one of your cards for this? >> no. >> reporter: fox news anchor bill o'reilly. >> adios, sayonara, aloha, it's boring. >> reporter: took on comedian jon stewart. >> no, no, no, no. >> reporter: in a 90-minute debate with topics ranging from funding pbs. >> give me my money back, the $800 billion to the iraq war, and children's television is on the house. >> reporter: t
, president obama stopped by "the daily show with jon stewart," and things took a serious turn discussing the consulate in benghazi, libya. >> we had to ramp up security around the world. >> reporter: president obama heads to virginia. while mitt romney campaigns in florida. the latest gallup poll shows mitt romney leading by seven points, 52% to 45%. but polls of the battleground states that will decide the election show a much tighter race. paula and john? >> tahman bradley, in washington. thank you for that much-needed humor from that dinner, tahman. >> indeed. >>> as for the candidates' wives, ann romney presented her husband's shift on abortion on "the view." he was opposing abortion when it came to creating embryos for stem cell research. and first lady michelle obama appears on "live with kelly and michael." in response to rapid-fire questions she says her guilty questions are french fries and the real housewives. the candidates will showdown monday night at 9:00 eastern. we'll have live coverage here on abc. >>> now, to the shocking child sex abuse scandal plaguing the boy scouts.
service must have been on edge. >> they must have been, jon. so, you told me, there was somebody else in the room who won. a surprising winner? >> reporter: yes, diane. the clear winner of last night's debate was jeremy epstein. he was that 20-year-old college student who asked the very first question about getting a job after he graduates. well, since then, get jeremy a job has been trending on twitter. a sign that his job prospects are up and after the debate, he talked to both candidates, even got a promise out of mitt romney for a job after he gets out of college -- but diane, i don't know if that will happen. jeremy told us he is no longer an undecided voter. if the election were today, he said he would vote for obama. >> oh, but talk about networking. thank you, jon, weighing in his own scorecard tonight. >>> we have more evidence tonight that the u.s. housing market is coming back to life. the number of new homes constructed in september jumped 15% in one month. and that is the fastest rate of new construction since the early days of the recession, in july 2008. something else
upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show decisive leadership or to take the blame if the response is bungled. all told, 16 campaign events have already been canceled. mitt romney canceled three in virginia, moving westward to ohio, where he met up with paul ryan. >> today, when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast, in the wake of this big storm that's coming. let's not forget those fellow americans of ours. >> reporter: with just ni
with abc's jonathan karl right now. jon? >> reporter: diane, it was an even harder fought than the presidential debate, but today, both men quickly hit the campaign trail, trying to take advantage of whatever momentum they can. fresh off the big debate, joe biden rallied supporters in lacross, wisconsin -- paul ryan's home state. >> i am sure you observed last night, we had a little bit of a debate. >> reporter: ryan, out for a family breakfast in kentucky, seemed pleased, too. >> i feel great. >> reporter: it was a debate that sets the stage for the campaign's final month, laying out big differences on the central issues. like whether tax rates can be lowered without adding to the deficit. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's precisely what we're proposing. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times, actually. >> it has never been done before. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth. ronald reagan -- >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: biden went right at ryan over mitt rom
reality check about taxpayer dollars and how congress spends them. tonight, abc's jon karl brings us an exclusive first look at a report which shows 100 ways in which congress is still wasting nearly $18 billion in taxpayer money. jon has our washington watchdog tonight. >> reporter: chances are, when you think "nonprofit," you don't think the national football league. after all, the nfl pulled in more than $9 billion last year but the league calls itself a nonprofit organization and avoids paying some $40 million in taxes every year. >> we have some of the biggest corporations in america paying no taxes whatsoever. you know something is wrong with the code. >> reporter: the nfl loophole is just one of the examples in senator tom coburn's new "wastebook 2012 report" on government waste. there's the $325,000 squirrel robot. it looks so real, it can fool a rattlesnake. the million dollar martian menu. nasa has no planes for a manned mission to the red planet, but it is spending nearly $1 million a year researching the kind of food to eat there. and the lake murray airport in oklahoma,
within, i don't know, five, six year, the pile jons and the port is getting bigger and bigger, d the biggest air festival in the world, thought about it. people from around the world were there. those were the people filming. best people at the sport. >> now that you know how to use one of these thing, do you think you'll use one in the future in a shoot to get an aerial shot. >> that's the only reason. actually. i want to get a shot no one is willing to get and i can get that shot in one of those contraptions. >>> this sheep is not your average sheep. >> this sheep was born with its head -- cadly wonked. >> which is a technical term for -- >> it mig wççÑçÑ >>> watch what happens during this interesting traffic jam. as you can see in this video here, you've got people with carts and a shantytown that somebody has video typed while in a tourist bus. so you're like wondering, why is traffic coming to a stop? it doesn't look like anything -- oh, wait a minute. there are some things in the road. it looks like somebody's performing a cattle drive in the middle of traffic. >> the
they are calling it the thrill in the ville down in danville and jake tapper, david muir and jon karl are standing by. jake? lead us off. >> reporter: well, the obama campaign says they feel vice president biden did the forceful job he needs to do. a top democrat i spoke with earlier was worried that the age difference would play poorly for the vice president, being 69, that he feared he would seem tired. obviously vice president biden came ready to play. i think it's fair to say that jason sudeikis who plays him on "saturday night live" has a lot of ammunition for saturday night. democrats will be energized by the vice president's performance. they will be excited and it tees up president obama well. i agree with nicolle that i think it's different to see how it will play with independents, the moderates. but democrats feel very good about the vice president's performance and feel this will be a good way or the alley-oop for president obama. >> david muir? >> i got to tell you, george, a lot different from last week in denver where i was hearing from key advisers toward the key of the debate that
remember, it's sometimes the parody, the impressions, the jokes. and abc's jon karl spokes us the perils. >> i can't, the third one, i can't. sorry. oops. >> reporter: some debate moments just don't need late-night comedians to be memorable. for the rest, there's "saturday night live." >> let me just sum up. on track. stay the course. 1,000 points of light. >> governor dukakis rebuttal. >> i can't believe i'm losing to this guy. >> reporter: over the years, the "snl" parodies have been more memorable sometimes than the debates themselves. >> can i call you joe? >> of course. >> okay, because i cpracticed a couple of zingers where i call you joe. >> reporter: when you think of palin facing off against biden, you're probably more likely to think of this. >> john mccain and i, we're a couple of mavericks. and gosh darn it, we're going to take that maverick energy right to washington and we're going to use it to fix this financial crisis. >> reporter: the real al gore was so stiff in his first debate -- >> i will put medicare and social security in a lockbox. >> reporter: -- his staff made h
and cannot do. and abc's jon karl has pored over the 21 pages. >> reporter: rock stars make all kinds of demands when they perform. van halen wants no brown m&ms in the dressing room. mariah carey insists on custom toilet paper, white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles. obama and romney have demands, too -- all in a 21-page agreement. tonight, identical director's chairs and foot rests and they must stay in their predesignated area. no wandering around the stage like john mccain or charging your opponent like al gore did to george bush. and like football, lots of koij tosses which determines who gets the first question. past candidates had demands too. al gore worried about sweating. wanted the room 55 degrees and michael dukakis who is quite a bit shorter an the elder george bush negotiated a little boost hidden beneath the carpet behind the podium. take a look at that again. as dukakis goes back behind the podium, he also gets up onto something the debate commission called the "pitcher's mound." and suddenly he's just about as tall as george bush. the obama/romney agreement says
today. he'll be chatting with jon stew warts on "the daily show." he's been there six times and this is his second visit as president. >>> in the meantime the president's wife michelle will also be making the tv rounds today. the first lady is making an appearance on the "jimmy kimmel live" show. he says he'll encourage her to eat more pizza. >>> and there's going to be another place you can go to get the giant. the popular restaurant is going to hold a ribbon cutting this morning at 11:00 at the glen burnie site the original location. he himself is supposed to be there for the opening. >>> and oh lynette? are we in for another mild winter? are or we going to be slammed by the snow? you laugh. you laugh coming up today. noaa is going to relice the prediction for the numbers, what they see coming based on models. they call that science lynette. what they're expecting for the winter of 2012 and 2013. we got a bit of a reprieve last winter. but could we be in for another 2010? that's later. hold on now. check this out. a sight that caught people by attention in the san francisc
is on "jay leno," at a rally with katy perry, and on jon stewart. >> i am doing great. >> reporter: like the fabled thief who said he robbed banks because that's where the money is, the obama campaign says the president is going to where the voters are. such as "inside edition." >> really popular show. >> reporter: especially the young voters they need to win. the president focuses on issues like student loans and cothat sepgs. the president, in our latest poll, is winning almost two-thirds of voters under 30, and he needs them to turn out in droves. thus, this from the first lady on "jimmy kimmel" -- >> election day! up and et 'em! >> reporter: actress leno dunham from the hbo series "girls" taped this web video ad about "your first time." >> you want to do it with a great guy. >> reporter: your first time voting, that is. and the randy nature of that web ad illustrates the potential downside to the president that he risk seeming unserious. one other note, diane, because of the pending arrival of hurricane sandy, some events with the presidential campaign have been canceled including on
the debate but maybe he will get a few on thedaley show with jon stuart. he is scheduled to be on this thursday and it's his 6th appearance overall. his second since becoming president and this time around, he is going to be chatting with stewart two days after he faces mitt romney in the second presidential debate. >>> the fall season is perfect to take the family and check out gardens and grounds of the white house. this weekend, you will be able to access the rose garden. the children's garden and the south lawn. you can check out the white house kitchen garden which is filled with veg talities herbs and flowers. tours are this friday and saturday. >>> a yard sign is turning -- vegetables, herbs and flowers. tours are this friday and saturday. >> a yard sign is turning heads. >> a child is called a hero. we will tell you how the kid came to his grandmother's rescue after her. [audio not understandable] clear. >> reporter: good morning. not much refreshment in the cola. the cost of live adjustments will be announced tomorrow will not be much. it's the least in almost 40
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hill tonight, jonathan karl, thank you, jon. >>> and, there was news today about something american families trust to keep their children safe. school buses. a new investigation by our affiliate, wmar in baltimore. it shows school buses caught on tape, gunning it through red lights. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila has more. >> hug and kiss. >> reporter: parents trust them with precious lives. >> our bus driver is really good. i never seen speed. >> reporter: so, when moms and dads see pictures like this, school buses barrelling through red lights and caught hitting speeds 20 miles or more over the speed limit, it's shocking. >> on our lives, 50 lives that you just put in danger. >> reporter: this is baltimore, are our affiliate wmar-abc 2 investigates hundreds of speeding and red light camera violations, caught on tape. some of them had kids in the bus as it zoomed by the camera. >> we were absolutely stunned by the number of tickets that we found. >> reporter: it's not just baltimore. our cincinnati affiliate bought a radar gun. >> no way. >> reporter: they, too, were
an apierce on "the daily show" with jon stewart tonight. his second visit as president. >>> well, we got lucky with a mild winter last year but what to expect this year? the climate prediction center will announce the outlook for the coming winter of 2012 and 2013 later today. >>> the california symphony is paying tribute to the late u.s. ambassador to libya tonight. the concert is called salute to a hero. christopher stevens died when the u.s. consulate was attacked last month. >>> get news for the holiday shopping season. toys "r" us will extend the free layaway plan until november 16th. it was set to charge a $5 service fee. however they exended the program after seeing the popularity among the customers. >>> well, a new effort to stop texting and driving could be coming to our state. massachusetts and connecticut are developing high visibility antitexting enforcement pilot programs. that is more than a mouthful. this includes stationing police spotters on highways' overpasses looking for drivers who can't keep their fingers off the key pad. they're going to train police officers on b
coickc cocomics will be out in force tomorrow. abc's jon karl now with the funnest things from debates past. >> reporter: ah, the vice presidency. two v.p.'s ended up on mt. rushmore. more than a dozen eventually became president. but let's be candid, the office of vice president has usually benn the rodney dangerfield of american politics. >> get no respect. >> reporter: just look at the tv show "veep." >> did the president call? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: julia louis-dreyfus plays a v.p. with almost nothing to do. >> reporter: it's not a new phenomenon. the very first veep dramatized on the hbo series "john adams" put it best. >> i am vice president, yes, and in this i am nothing, but i may be everything. >> reporter: over there years, there have been some sordid characters in the office. vice president tompkins, monroe's number two, was often so drunk presiding over the senatehat congress refused to pay his 23full salary. vice president dan quayle had some real responsibilities but he may be best remembered for this ill-fated spelling lesson. >> potato. >> reporter: at the '92 v.p.
. get up in his grille. right now, obama is the top dog. >> he is on top right now. and also on top, jon stewart, he's going to be here on thursday, debating bill o'reilly on saturday. you know both men well. who is going to win? >> jon stewart will eat bill o'reilly's liver with fava beans. >> and relish. >> and a nice chianti. >> tell us about the book. you say right now the entertainment industry is not doing its part to fix the economy. >> by saying -- by portraying america as the greatest country it can be. it's one of the greatest exports we have in the united states, is our entertainment industry. we need more movies spread around the world that declare america's greatness at all times. >> we'll work on that. you have everybody over there working hard on it. they have the 3d glasses. >> the book is in 3d. it's very importantly in 3d. >> it actually is. >> after "avengers" came out in 3d and had a $250 million opening weekend, i realized that 2d books aren't good anymore. looks like the pages are just turning straight at you. >> get that little cam with it, too. >> that's not how 3
of "the daily show," to mix it up with jon stewart. >> we have been speaking, now, for a good 12 to 14 minutes. and i am curious. how many e-mails during that time do you think your campaign has sent me? >> it depends on whether you're maxed out. >> reporter: it was not all funny business. >> i would say even you admit it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as us all being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yep. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. and we're going to fix it. all of it. all of it. >> reporter: some conservatives making hay out of the optimal comment. as you pointed out, romney is ahead in the gallup daily tracking point by seven points. obama leads in the states of wisconsin and iowa. romney showing momentum in florida, north carolina, virginia. it could come down to ohio. >> it sure will. and it will go down to the wire. we close in on monday's final debate, sunday "this week" rahm emanuel for the democrats. and florida senator, marco rubio for the gop. >>> and right now, josh elliott is here for the othe
karl at the debate site in kentucky, where biden and ryan will square off. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. right down on that stage is the one and only showdown between vice president biden and paul ryan. and the stakes are as high as they've ever been for a vice presidential debate. paul ryan may not have as much experience as joe biden. but he's done least eight debates in previous congressional races, including this one, when he first ran for office and was just 27 years old. his opponent said he was young enough to be her son. ryan has never had a debate on a stage anywhere near as big as the one tonight. but two years ago, he did have a memorable faceoff against president obama at a bipartisan health care summit at the white house. >> i've got to tell you, the american people are engaged. and if you think they want a government takeover of health care, i would respectfully submit you're not listening to them. >> reporter: ryan spent a lot of time preparing for this, including numerous debate sessions. >> i like joe personally quite a bit. i just dis
. >> jon stewart relentless. the president is going back to the "daily show" this thursday. should be good. >> thank you for watching this half-hour. don't forget to check us out on facebook. >> that's it. more from abc coming up next. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing >>> this morning on "world news now" -- it is down to the wire for presidential debate number two. >> as candidates preparing to face off again tomorrow night we will have a new look at the race. it's monday, october 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> "world news now." >> like the new creepy voice we have now. "world news now." >> new voiceover guy. >> we like it. sound really -- good morning, everybody. i don't know where i was going with that. good morning, everybody. rob nelson. >> just going to stop you right there before you got in trouble. >> felt myself against that. >> the latest with our new poll and debate preparations in a moment. also this half-hour, the dramatic moment so many baseball fans are talking about. the broken ankle that ended the post season for yank
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. and on thursday, the president joins jon stewart on "the daily show." it will be his sixth appearance and second since becoming president. but the performance that really matters is the one that comes next tuesday. the second presidential debate. mr. obama headed to williamsburg, virginia, today, for a couple of days of practice. and mitt romney is doing debate practice this weekend. it is tuesday, the big time we see them in the second debate. >> indeed. a lot of democrats, especially, say those adjustments are key. >>> for more on this, we have john avlon, senior columnist for "newsweek" and "the daily beast." john, good morning. >> good morning. >> thank you for coming in. we appreciate it. let's talk about benghazi. is this truly a potent issue for republicans? and does the killing of osama bin laden not inoculate the president somewhat on foreign policy? >> this killing in benghazi was at the wrong time for the obama administration. the questions that still exist, less than a month out from the election, that's a real problem. and in fact, it's been a month since the attack, we haven't brou
, appearance on jon stewart's show, and he and romney will address a bipartisan dinner here in new york tonight. >>> yesterday, romney was reaching out to women voters. he told crowds in virginia that the president has failed america's women, by not sufficiently boosting the economy. and romney promised that if mr. obama is re-elected it will be more of the same. >> i think it is interesting, with two presidential debates gone, the president still hasn't found an agenda for his second term. we have an agenda for our term. and our agenda is going to get this country working again. >> romney also said that over 3.5 million more women are now in pof teverty than when the president took office. up more debate, monday night, in florida, the topic, foreign policy. they estimated 1/5 of the population was watching the second debate last night. >> good to know right? >> it is very good to know. some numbers here. i know you are a cruncher, how many days to the election? >> 19. >> become to back gallup polls, give romney the edge. and there are new stats out that say, well first time, that romney has th
to hear later in the half-hour. earlier, the president taped an appearance of jon stewart's show where things begin to get serious about policy talk. >> when middle-class families do well, ladders of opportunity for poor families to get into the middle-class. the entire economy does well. when a few folks are doing well at the top and everybody else is getting squeezed the economy grows slower. mr. obama criticized himself and joked a bit about vice president biden and "50 shades of grey." third presidential debate takes place monday. and candidates go one-on-one for a final time. we well have complete coverage. all starts at 9:00 p.m. eastern and 6:00 pacific. >>> new questions this morning about quazi nafis, the man accused of trying to bomb the federal reserve bank. and the way he made to new york. he entered on a student visa to attend college in missouri then transferred to new york. new york senator charles shumer said that should have raised some red flags. >> we do know that the student visa program in the hand of a few wrong-doers, so-called sham universities around the countr
is in florida. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. that storm did not delay this campaign for long. joe biden and mitt romney will be campaigning hard down here in florida today. the storm has forced the president to cancel several campaign events. but it has also given him a chance to show some presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift aid >> a lot of people will be look
that will be fodder for tomorrow, as well. >> a lot of fact checking. we'll come back and talk to jon karl but we have to take a quick break. >> announcer: you're watching abc news, live coverage of the presidential debate. [ giggling ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ because it helps you keep doing what you love. no wonder it's america's #1 selling pain reliever. you took action, you took advil®. and we thank you. to treat your toughest skin concerns? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x to see results in 28 days. anti-aging results so you look up to 12 years younger. reduce the look of pores and fight red acne for clearer skin get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system no matter what your skincare issues you'll see results in 28 days guaranteed join the counter revolution with potent, professional, pro-x. you want the best for your body, so choose the multivitamin that helps you stay at your optimal health: centrum® silver in every bottle you get the number one doctor and pharmacist recommended, most complete multivitamin backed by thirty years of s
as george bush. and check out how jon stewart boosted his height against bill o'reilly, but the obama/romney agreement says no height boost for either candidate, and a source deep inside the back room talks tells abc news that one of these past candidates -- we can't say which one -- insisted that the cameras be repositioned so as not to show his bald spot, but never any demands about brown m&ms. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> oh. >> you're not following our writers on this show, paula. >> height difference are we talking about. >> thank you. there we go. that is how we roll. on the overnights. >> yeah, we're just kind of leaving ourselves like teeing everybody up for a bad, sick, inappropriate joke right now. >> is it comfortable down there? >> i'm going to rise to the occasion. >> there you go. come on up. join us, everybody. no crazy demands on the overnight. just love of the job. >> just love, three diet cokes. >> that's all. >> some kim kardashian posters. >> hmm. >> what was that again? that onion makes me cry. >>> this morning on "world news now," what a difference tw
." with just 25 days to go. abc's jon karl has all the highlights from danville, kentucky. no throat-clearing last night. these guys were going at it from the start. >> reporter: they sure were, george. this was a clash of ideas. a clash of styles. and i would say the liveliest vice presidential debate we have ever seen. this one got personal. >> jack kennedy lowered taxes -- >> now, you're jack kennedy. >> reporter: barb after barb. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> well, don't take all of the four minutes then. >> reporter: biden was often dominant. maybe a little too dominant. republicans claimed he interrupted ryan 82 times. often breaking out in laughter. even when ryan was talking about iranian nukes. >> and all i have to point to -- >> reporter: biden was all-smiles when he accused ryan of basically not telling the truth. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> it's -- >> it's irish. >> we irish call it
it for three months. if they have pre-existing conditions, they're out of luck. >> so, jon, before you let you go, i have to ask you one question, is donald trump a small business? >> well, i've got to tell you, diane, i was a reporter in new york for many years, i've covered donald trump. i know him. i've interviewed him. he is not a small businessman. >> but technically, technically, i think the president would argue that he is, with a number of employees that he talks about, george. >> i want to pick up with matt dou dowd, that point about pre-existing conditions. as nicole was talking about, it seemed like in that extended discussion, about an hour into the debate, that's where you see mitt romney scoring but reaching out to voters beyond his republican base. >> well, yeah, because we know all the polls basically say the majority of voters don't want -- are not satisfied with president obama's health care plan. if you are going to repeal it or not is a different question. but a majority of voters don't want that. i this i there were so many opportunities, including that one, where the pres
presidential debate. once again diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> to jon karl. what what surprised you the most? >> our goal is simply not to screw up so it didn't surprise me on one hand he embraced in many ways the obama foreign policy agenda and didn't pick big fights. what surprised me the degree to which mitt romney sounded like a peacenik. george mcgovern, there was a little george mcgovern coming out of him like we cannot kill our way out of this mess or said our goal is to make the world more peaceful. that was's very different tone from mitt romney than the mitt romney i covered during the primaries. >> and said we don't want another iraq or afghanistan. no military in syria and you're manning the fact check desk. any glaring misstatements by either candidate? >> well, there were a couple. one was when mitt romney repeated what he said before, that the president went on an apology tour when he became president. we looked at all those speeches. the president didn't apologize for america. he did acknowledge some mistakes that the united states had made but there's no way you cou
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